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Democratic primary heats up

March 26, 2014 LISBON — What do delinquent taxes and public urination have in common? Both issues have come up in the Democratic primary race for Columbiana County commissioner between candidates Dan Bailey and... more »»

Tempers stay in check, concern over proposed development builds

March 26, 2014 COLUMBIANA — City residents turned out en masse Tuesday to give council their opinions of the latest new development planned for the former Lakefront Golf Course, and most were shocked and largely... more »»

ELO spill

March 25, 2014 Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert Lisbon Street (state Route 267) in East Liverpool was closed down from Northside Avenue to Ninth Street Monday after an unknown vehicle dropped what city... more »»

EP drilling debate far from finished

March 25, 2014 EAST PALESTINE — An oil and gas leasing proposal taken off the table at the last council meeting is still making waves in town, with residents going so far as to crowd council chambers with picket... more »»

Woman skips drug sentencing for Alaska

March 25, 2014 LISBON — A New Springfield woman facing up to 34 years in prison for 28 counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug was reportedly in Alaska when she was to be sentenced Monday in Columbiana... more »»

Man gets 9 years in robbery attempt

March 25, 2014 LISBON — An East Liverpool man who attempted to rob the occupants of an apartment at gunpoint last June was sentenced Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to nine years in prison. more »»

Slow going

March 24, 2014 Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer This young man worked the front shovel to slowly lift his tractor out of the muddy trap he had gotten himself into off Guilford Lake's shoreline Saturday. more »»

Chamber may have to go it alone

March 24, 2014 LISBON —Village Council declined to help fund a chamber of commerce summer kickoff festival being planned by the organization, at least for now. more »»

Lisbon chief gets pay raise

March 24, 2014 LISBON — Lisbon’s police chief will soon be paid what his predecessor made to fulfill a pledge he says Village Council made when they promoted hi. more »»

80th birthday present

March 24, 2014 COLUMBIANA — The committee responsible for the beautification of the traffic circle and Main Street is turning its focus to Firestone Par. more »»

Our report card

March 23, 2014 (Editor’s Note: In observance of national Sunshine Week, Morning Journal staff writers were dispatched throughout Columbiana County to obtain the written evaluations of public schools superintendents. more »»

In some cases, no evaluation exists

March 23, 2014 Wellsville My visit to the Wellsville School District to request a copy of the most recent board evaluation of Superintendent Richard Bereschik resulted in no such document, although it was mostly... more »»

Reporter finds documents waiting for her

March 23, 2014 LISBON — I went to three schools to request the superintendent’s evaluation. The first school, Beaver Local, seemed to know I may be coming. more »»

Boards seem satisfied with superintendents

March 23, 2014 LISBON — All three of the schools I requested superintendent evaluations from provided them. Beaver Local’s evaluation of Superintendent Kent Polen was several pages long. more »»

Some requests go easier than others

March 23, 2014 Obtaining superintendents’ evaluations in the Crestview, Lisbon and United Local school districts proved uneventful, but getting the evaluation of East Liverpool Superintendent James Herring was... more »»

Personality conflicts play into evaluation

March 23, 2014 East Liverpool Superintendent James Herring was evaluated in January of this year by four of five school board member. more »»

Patrol finds alcohol was a factor in fatal crash

March 23, 2014 LISBON — The Lisbon Post of the highway patrol is reporting that alcohol played a factor in a fatal accident last weekend. more »»

Proposed law may save lives

March 23, 2014 LISBON — A new law is being contemplated in response to the Jan. 19 fatal traffic accident near Gavers, where neither the two adults or four of the seven children passengers were wearing seat belts. more »»

Instant ice

March 22, 2014 William Lanzendorfer of Leetonia was one of the many unlucky motorists who fell victim to the icy roads brought on by Friday morning’s sudden snowfall. Sgt. more »»

Suspicious fire destroys two vacant homes

March 22, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — A blaze that destroyed two vacant structures early Friday morning on McKee Street is being called suspicious by city fire officials. Firefighters were alerted at 2:12 a.m. more »»



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